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OF Juan Perez was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday. Perez seemed to have a nice gig. He began the season as the Giants' fifth outfielder, a speedy defensive specialist who could spell LF Michael Morse late in tight games and provide insurance for CF Angel Pagan, who missed half of last season with a hamstring injury. However, Morse was hitting so well, Giants manager Bruce Bochy wasn't replacing him much in left field. And Pagan has been perfectly healthy.

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1B Paul Goldschmidt, who homered in the ninth inning Wednesday, hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. He has reached base safely in 17 of his last 18 games, and 35 of his last 36 dating to September 2013.

Sandoval's single pushes Giants past Dodgers

Sandoval's single pushes Giants past Dodgers SAN FRANCISCO -- Pablo Sandoval admitted the Los Angeles Dodgers did the right thing Wednesday night when they intentionally walked Hunter Pence in order to face him late in a tie game. Of course Sandoval would feel that way. The move turned him into a hero.

Preview: Athletics at Angels

The Los Angeles Angels look to rebound from coughing up a pair of leads in the late innings the last two days when they host the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday in finale of a three-game series. The Angels were up 2-1 in the ninth Monday and led 6-3 in the seventh on Tuesday before losing both to their American League West rivals, who have won eight of nine games. The Los Angeles bullpen’s ERA has dropped to 5.32 ERA through the first 14 games – near the bottom of the league.

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MLB Team Report - Arizona Diamondbacks - INSIDE PITCH PHOENIX -- General manager Kevin Towers went to lengths to dispel the notion that the Diamondbacks are keeping Archie Bradley in the minor leagues to limit his service time. They were prepared to open the season with Bradley in the rotation, Towers said, had he shown the fastball command and secondary pitches in his final two spring outings that he had in his first two.

Arizona Diamondbacks - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - Arizona Diamondbacks - INSIDE PITCH PHOENIX -- General manager Kevin Towers went to lengths to dispel the notion that the Diamondbacks are keeping Archie Bradley in the minor leagues to limit his service time. They were prepared to open the season with Bradley in the rotation, Towers said, had he shown the fastball command and secondary pitches in his final two spring outings that he had in his first two.

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CF A.J. Pollock got an infield single after manager Kirk Gibson won his challenge of a bang-bang play at first base in the fifth inning. Pollock was ruled out, but video replay showed Pollock clearly beat the throw. "When you are playing, it feels like you are safe by a mile, but then when you look at the replay, it's tough," Pollock said. "I understand how hard it is for the umpires."

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RHP Will Harris was optioned to Triple-A Reno when the Diamondbacks purchased the contract of RHP Mike Bolsinger from Reno on Monday. Harris, who opened the season as the principal setup man after RHP David Hernandez was lost to season-ending elbow surgery, went 0-1 with a 9.72 ERA in seven appearance covering 8 1/3 innings. Harris was 4-1 with a 2.91 ERA in 61 appearances in 2013, his first extended stay in the majors.

Preview: Dodgers at Giants

Adrian Gonzalez looks to continue his torrid start Tuesday when the Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series against the host San Francisco Giants, who won two of three in Los Angeles earlier this month. Gonzalez has homered in four straight games, and has an extra-base hit in eight consecutive contests while hitting .351 during a nine-game hitting streak. “Man, he’s smoking the ball,” teammate Matt Kemp told reporters. “He’s probably the best hitter in the league right now.”

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MLB Team Report - Arizona Diamondbacks - INSIDE PITCH PHOENIX -- Rookie right-hander Mike Bolsinger called his arrival in the major leagues a dream come true. The Arizona Diamondbacks just hope Bolsinger can help them past the nightmare than has been the first three weeks.
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